Chemistry

Professor Werner Horsthemke

 

Professor  Office:  313 Fondren Science 
Department of Chemistry  Phone:  (214) 768-4241 
Southern Methodist University  Fax:  (214) 768-4089 
PO Box 750314  e-mail:  whorsthe at mail.smu dot edu 
Dallas, TX 75275-0314     

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Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 1978

Research Interests:

Kinetics, Stochastic Proceses

Pattern Formation in Nonlinear Chemical Reactions, Random Fluctuations and Nonequilibrium Systems

Selected Publications:
  1. V. Méndez, A. Iomin, W. Horsthemke, D. Campos: “Langevin Dynamics for Ramified Structures,” J. Stat. Mech.: Theor. Exp., 2017, 063205 (18 pages) (2017) http://stacks.iop.org/1742-54/2017/i=6/a=063205.

  2. E. P. Zemskov, W. Horsthemke: “Diffusive Instabilities in Hyperbolic Reaction-Diffusion Equations,” Phys. Rev. E, 93, 032211 (9 pages) (2016) http://link.aps.org/doi/10. 1103/PhysRevE.93.032211
  3. V. Méndez, M. Asssaf, D. Campos, W. Horsthemke: “Stochastic Dynamics and Logistic Population Growth,” Phys. Rev. E, 91, 062133 (12 pages) (2015) http://link.aps.org/ doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.91.062133
  4. V. Méndez, D. Campos, and W. Horsthemke: "Stationary energy probability density of oscillators driven by a random external force," Phys. Rev. E 87, 062132 (10 pages) (2013).
  5. E. P. Zemskov, K. Kassner, M. J. B. Hauser, and W. Horsthemke: "Turing space in reaction-diffusion systems with density-dependent cross diffusion," Phys. Rev. E. 87, 032906 (9 pages)(2013).
  6. V. Méndez, D. Campos, W. Horsthemke: “Stochastic Fluctuations of the Transmission Rate in the Susceptible-Infected-Susceptible Epidemic Model,” Phys. Rev. E 86, 011919 (8 pages) (2012) http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.86.011919.
  7. V. Méndez, W. Horsthemke, P. Mestres, and D. Campos: "Instabilities of the harmonic oscillator with fluctuating damping," Phys. Rev. E 84, 041137 (8 pages) (2011).
  8. N. Kumar and W. Horsthemke: "Effects of cross diffusion on Turing bifurcations in two-species reaction-transport systems," Phys. Rev. E 83, 036105 (8 pages) (2011).
  9. V. Méndez, S. Fedotov, and W. Horsthemke: "Reaction-Transport Systems: Mesoscopic Foundations, Fronts, and Spatial Instabilities" (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2010).
  10. N. Kumar and W. Horsthemke: "Turing Bifurcation in a Reaction-Diffusion System with Density-Dependent Dispersal," Physica A 389, 1812 - 1818 (2010).
  11. P. K. Moore and W. Horsthemke: "Three-Dimensional Patterns in the Lengyel-Rabai-Epstein Model of the CDIMA Reaction," Chaos 19, 043116 (11 pages) (2009).

Courses Taught:

  • Physical Chemistry (CHEM 5381, 5383, 5384)
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry (CHEM 5396)
  • Chemical Kinetics (CHEM 6114)